MATH-004 Mathematics in Society
The course is concerned with mathematical approaches that can help resolve conflicts, make decisions under adverse or uncertain conditions, or extract social choices from the preferences of individuals. Topics will be chosen from elementary game theory (arms race, Prisoner's Dilemma), fair division schemes, probability models for chance events and risk (lottery, poker, life insurance), voting models (voting paradoxes, building coalitions), and statistical methods (opinion polls, clinical trials). Mathematical prerequisites are algebra, analytic geometry, and elementary probability as taught in high school.
This course may be used toward completion of the College math/science requirement.
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